Different Types of Bicycle Shifters

Different Types of Bicycle Shifters

Different Types of Bicycle Shifters
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Looking at a new bike, but not sure which style of shifter will suite you the best? In this video we go over the 3 main types of shifters out there and what each one excels at. We go over grip/twist shifters, trigger shifters and of course “brifters” for your road bike!

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28 Comments

  1. Dayton Pangestu on July 22, 2022 at 10:43 pm

    I have a question so my mountain bike has 2 shifters usually the right one is for the gears but I have another one on the left of the bar so I’m wondering what the other one is for



  2. spambryan17 on July 22, 2022 at 10:43 pm

    Hey man, got an old roadie i want to pep up. Got a frame shifter, shimano 2×7 gear. Can i just pick up any shifter that corresponds to my gear? Lookin at upgrade with brifters



  3. J N on July 22, 2022 at 10:45 pm

    thanks



  4. arthur fournier on July 22, 2022 at 10:46 pm

    Great video I installed a trigger shifter on a Schwinn AL Comp 27.5 bike and a new front detailer. the problem I’m having is after installed it will only shift from the small gear [ front derailleur] to the largest never does all three. I just cant figure it out no matter how I adjust it. all the front gears all seem to be spaced the same? Help



  5. Brandon Loge on July 22, 2022 at 10:47 pm

    What about a vid that explains the difference sram, shimano & campy? *request*



  6. J. on July 22, 2022 at 10:47 pm

    I just got a new bike and my right upshift downshifts and vice versa please help its a 3 by 8



  7. Sangey Chhonjin on July 22, 2022 at 10:50 pm

    subscribed



  8. neelesh kushte on July 22, 2022 at 10:50 pm

    Maintenance wise, how do STI shifters score? Thing is, I am thinking of upgrading my bike, but am confused whether to stick to flat handlebars and trigger shifters or go for STI or bar end shifters. At the moment, my bike has grid shifters. I like to tour. So, I’ve to think "maintenance wise" also.😇



  9. A. A. Alexander on July 22, 2022 at 10:51 pm

    You were completely wrong saying "nothing can really go wrong on them" (ie. twist shifters). When my old bice was new out the box, they worked fine for about 4 to 5 months, then the chain would slip right off as I’d change gears, all in the middle of flowing traffic in the middle of the road. I’d have to limp off, like some pitiful sight, to the sidewalk and fit the chain back over one of the cassette cogs and get my hands dirty in te process. The chain slipping was especially true under acceleration from standstill where I needed to change up a gear fast and sometimes with no change of gear at all. And… it just got worse over time. You were right saying they feature on cheap bikes. They are unreliable and a can of worms. Id recommend swapping them out a.s.a.p. and opt for trigger shifters instead.



  10. Pheng Yang on July 22, 2022 at 10:54 pm

    Which shifters is the best and last longer.



  11. Vy Tyy on July 22, 2022 at 10:56 pm

    Sir thanks for the information.
    My new mitb has microshif mezzo 3*7 gear. Front high lever is shifting but no click have to push all the way. Tried cable slack. High low screw adjustment.
    Also when the chain is on 3 the low shifter is a bit unusually firm but clicks and shifts.
    Can you advice me?



  12. Chris Fitzmaurice on July 22, 2022 at 11:02 pm

    Thanks! New subscriber.



  13. Tahsin Islam Muid on July 22, 2022 at 11:06 pm

    Hey, so I bought a "Schwinn Glenwood Hybrid Bike, 21 speeds, 700c" from Walmart. Can the brake can be detached from the bike or is it integrated?



  14. Jane Renee on July 22, 2022 at 11:10 pm

    there are two thumb shifters. why 2? do they shift different gears? does one shift up and the other shift down?



  15. Sarah to old to care on July 22, 2022 at 11:21 pm

    Hi all I want to to change the click shifter gear system on my bike to twist grip is this doable and if so how how do I need new cables??



  16. Jon Stamps on July 22, 2022 at 11:22 pm

    What are the pros and cons of the grip and trigger shifters on a mountain bike? I’ve never liked a grip shift on a trail when I’m constantly changing my leverage on the handlebars.



  17. Oscar Alfonso Guerrero on July 22, 2022 at 11:23 pm

    Great video! Thank you



  18. Shihaab Mohammed on July 22, 2022 at 11:23 pm

    Hi
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  19. CurlyHei on July 22, 2022 at 11:25 pm

    Welp i got trigger shifter on my roadbike am old af🤣



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  21. TChun Media on July 22, 2022 at 11:30 pm

    Subbed! Quick question, I got a bike from Costco with shimano twist shift, but sometimes it doesn’t get into gear or it does and has lots of clicking and I need to wiggle the shifter to get it to not click. Is there a fix? I’d honestly like to get the better shifter if possible.



  22. Sarge on July 22, 2022 at 11:33 pm

    this might be a stupid question but if i upgrade my shifter do i need to also upgrade my derailier?
    like could i go from say a shimano twist grip to a shimano trigger shifter without having to replace everything else?



  23. Observing Rogue on July 22, 2022 at 11:35 pm

    I have Suicide-Shifters on the stem of my road bike. I wanted to like the road bars, but they were too low for me. At least for the frame I have. So I decided to swap in a mini ape-hanger bar, and next, swapping the Suicide-Shifters for twist-shifters.



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  25. pranavkarthicks s on July 22, 2022 at 11:39 pm

    May I know what is cons of grip shifters .please



  26. spidy Lk on July 22, 2022 at 11:41 pm

    Twist shifter or tiger shifter what is more good



  27. Lianda Ludwig on July 22, 2022 at 11:41 pm

    I have shimano great shifters without an optical display. Can I get any replacement for eBike? Do I have to do rewiring, or is it relatively easy to do? Thanks!



  28. Sandip Roy on July 22, 2022 at 11:41 pm

    I bought a new bike Bergamont Revox 2 which is having in built twist shifters. Can I change those shifters with trigger shifters in future?